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Microsoft Opens Windows Azure Cloud to Linux

Jan 9, 2012 |

If the rumors are true, soon Azure customers will be able to create virtual Linux servers without losing data.

Another Computer Legend Passes Into the History Books

Oct 13, 2011 |

Dennis Ritchie, designer of the C language and co-developer of UNIX, dies at the age of 70.

Wanted: Good Use for Supercomputer

Sep 15, 2011 |

A recent question about what to do with a new cluster generated a wealth of information from HPC users.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 14, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Bull’s third petascale computing contract; IBM’s new POWER7 servers, the first hybrid spintronics computer chips, Bull and Whamcloud’s beefed-up Lustre support; and Tilera’s latest manycore development tools.

Watson Takes a Turn on Wall Street

Apr 7, 2011 |

IBM takes its Jeopardy-winning supercomputing technology on the road.

The Role of Linux in the “Impending” Cloud

Oct 13, 2010 |

A survey-based report from The Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group that was released looked at the growth of Linux in the large-scale enterprise space. It also shed some light on possible trends related to the role of cloud computing–and the role of Linux as an OS in a virtualized environment.

HPC Startup Takes a Shine to Lustre

Jul 29, 2010 |

Lustre, the much-beloved open-source file system technology used by many of the top supercomputers in the world, has a new friend. Actually a whole new company. Whamcloud, a venture-funded startup based in upscale Danville, California, came out of hiding on Wednesday and announced its intentions to help carry the Lustre torch forward on Linux.

Canonical Bundles Linux, IBM Database for the Cloud

Jul 21, 2010 |

Canonical is offering enterprises a chance to try cloud via a virtual appliance bundle of Ubuntu Linux with the IBM DB2 Express-C database running on the Amazon EC2 public cloud platform.

SGI Advances Linux on the HPC Front

May 20, 2010 |

Server maker now cheerleader for open source OS.

Air Force May Suffer Collateral Damage from PS3 Firmware Update

May 13, 2010 |

Sony’s decision to kill Linux on the PlayStation 3 is bad news for the Air Force’s PS3 supercomputing cluster.